C.B. Bagley, Printer, 1888. First Edition. Hardcover. Used - Very Good. Item #606809
INSCRIBED BY DENNY TO THOMAS W. PROSCH, with Prosch’s corrections throughout; this copy was used by William Katz and Glen Adams for the 1965 Ye Galleon Press reprint. A Very Rare copy being inscribed to one of the most influential citizen of Seattle (newspaperman, writer, historian, and son of Charles Prosch, a very prominent Seattle pioneer family). His interest in history of the region, and his collection of books and pamphlets was one of the largest in the Northwest. After his death in 1915 his library was divided between Clarence Bagley, E. O. S. Scholefield, representing the provincial Library of British Colombia, and George Soliday, a private collector of Seattle. 12mo. 83pp. Errata tipped-in at pg. 83. Original brown cloth stamped in silver with blind rules. A Very Good copy with some light rubbing to the cloth, and the last signature is loose but intact. See SMITH 2408, SOLIDAY II-323, WASHINGTON 89:12, HOWES D253a. // 'This is Denny's account of his first ten years on Puget Sound from 1851 to 1861. Clarence Bagley, the printer, was a pioneer newspaperman and a personal friend of Denny. The first edition had a small press run, probably no more than 300 copies, and it was distributed among Denny's friends with no copies being offered for sale. An unknown number were distributed, but the majority were still in Bagley's printing shop when the Seattle fire of 1889 completely destroyed the shop along with all the remaining copies. These circumstances combine to make it one of the rarest of the early Washington Territorial imprints.' - Tweney [TOGETHER WITH] Pioneer Days on Puget Sound. With an introduction by William Katz. Fairfield, Washington: Ye Galleon Press, 1965. Limited edition od 519 copies, this is copy #2. See HOWES D253a, SMITH 2408, SOLIDAY II -323.